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Polysiphonia acanthophora Harvey, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Polysiphonia acanthophora Harvey 1844: 441, nom. illeg.

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1844). Algae of Tasmania. London Journal of Botany 3: 428-454.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Polysiphonia is Polysiphonia urceolata (Lightfoot ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Echinothamnion hookeri (Harvey) Kylin ex P.C.Silva

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Polysiphonia acanthophora Kützing 1843. - (9 Dec 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: George Town, V.D.L. [Georgetown, Tasmania, Australia] (Harvey 1844: 441). Syntypes: R. Gunn 1291, 1297, 1321; TCD?

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 15 December 2003 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 02 February 2009 by Wendy Guiry

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Citing AlgaeBase
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 June 2019.

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